Fun facts about muck fires

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Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Paul Fisher sees the world from behind glasses so thick he looks like a bug-eyed alien. But he’s not so blind that he can’t see there are some very unusual things about his family’s new home in Tangerine County, Florida. Where else does a sinkhole swallow the local school, fire burn underground for years, and lightning strike at the same time every day?The chaos is compounded by constant harassment from his football–star brother, and adjusting to life in Tangerine isn’t easy for Paul—until he joins the soccer team at his middle school. With the help of his new teammates, Paul begins to discover what lies beneath the surface of his strange new hometown. And he also gains the courage to face up to some secrets his family has been keeping from him for far too long. In Tangerine, it seems, anything is possible.
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Can You See the Fire? -- Extreme Science #2

Fun Facts: Muck fires start by lightning striking the under brush in a forest. When the fire reaches the "muck" under the under brush the muck.
Edward Bloor

Facts about muck fires?

The fire began July 8 with a lightning strike in the Arthur R. Reports of smoke came in from throughout the Treasure Coast, as far north as Sebastian in Indian River County, according to information from the St. Lucie County Fire District and Yunas. There was a fire in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, and other brush fires around. This smell was nasty and we are not the only ones who woke up to this and had to endure for days. It smelled like plastic burning. Muck farming is controversial, because the drainage of wetlands destroys wildlife habitats and results in a variety of environmental problems.

Muck fires result when the loose, organic material found below the top layer of soil ignites and produces a sub-surface fire that can burn for weeks and reach temperatures of more than degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to being difficult to extinguish, muck fires can produce noxious fumes and spread destructive heat to tree roots, causing trees to topple. The heat generated by a muck fire can also transfer underground horizontally to neighboring areas and ignite forest fires yards away from the original subsurface fire. The organic material that feeds a muck fire, also known as peat, is used as fuel for cooking and heating in many places across the world. Ireland, Finland and Russia use their peat deposits to generate electricity in power plants. Comprised of decaying subsurface vegetable matter and containing a high concentration of carbon, peat burns with a higher carbon dioxide emission than natural gas or coal. It also burns easily in low moisture conditions and, while still below the surface, can be ignited by a spark from an above-surface fire or through a lightning strike.

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No, muck fires can start anywhere there is muck. Muck fires are difficult to fight. Often the only way to stop a muck fire is to contain it. Muck fires are very prevalent in Florida. Muck is made of organic material and minerals located under the topsoil. More than muck fires have occurred during this year muck fires are started by lightning that hit a dry area.

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  1. More Muck Fire Facts. Muck Fires. Basically a muck fire is going to burn down until it hits water a spokesmen with the Florida Division of.

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